Capital Set Aside and Relaxed Payback Requirements Implementation Model
Partner: Nissan North America, Inc.
Nissan worked with industry peers to benchmark funding practices for energy efficiency projects to determine whether its investment criteria for these projects was restrictive relative to industry norms.
Capital Set Aside Fund Implementation Model
To promote energy-efficiency, 3M created a special pool of capital to fund cost-saving energy efficiency projects that provided positive returns, but otherwise failed to meet the company’s investment criteria.
Continuous Energy Efficiency Improvement Implementation Model
Partner: Briggs & Stratton
Briggs & Stratton included Energy Management as a key element in its Corporate Continuous Improvement Program to maintain energy efficiency improvement despite energy manager turnover.
Corporate Support for Funding Capital Improvements Implementation Model
Partner: Eastman Chemical
To modify Eastman’s existing energy management program to meet the company’s new energy efficiency targets, Eastman formed an Executive Steering Team to garner the needed support and cooperation.
Energy Center of Excellence Implementation Model
Partner: TE Connectivity
TE wanted to establish a new approach to aggressively and effectively promote best practices across over 100 sites and multiple business units and regions, for processes common to most or all of TE’s sites. Specifically, TE created “Centers of Excellence” – “COEs” – for the core manufacturing processes and for energy efficiency. The COEs developed the “Ready-to-Deploy Project” approach to manage and promote best practices more effectively.
Energy Champion Program Implementation Model
Partner: Cummins, Inc.
Cummins runs its Energy Champion program to train facility staff to identify opportunities to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Energy Champions At All Plants Implementation Model
Partner: Saint-Gobain Corporation
Saint-Gobain appoints an employee energy champion at every plant to provide energy efficiency leadership, coordination, oversight, and recognition.
Energy Council to Guide Energy Strategy In A Diversified Organization Implementation Model
Partner: United Technologies Corporation
UTC created a cross-divisional Energy Council to develop the strategy, disseminate energy efficiency best practices, and focus efforts to meet the company’s ambitious energy and GHG reduction goals.
Energy Dashboards Implementation Model
Partner: Celanese Corporation
Celanese upgraded controls and HMIs adding “Energy Dashboards” that present relevant, real-time energy consumption and dynamic energy target information to operators, enabling operators to take appropriate actions to reduce energy consumption when possible.
Energy Performance Contracting Implementation Model
Partner: General Motors
GM’s creation of an Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) model helped double the amount of money directed towards energy conservation from $40 million to $80 million.
Energy Reduction Continuous Improvement Program Implementation Model
Partner: General Mills
General Mills has improved energy intensity by 11% and saved $13.5 million annually since implementing its energy management approach.
Energy Reduction in Leased Spaces Implementation Model
Partner: Lennox International
Lennox International has set aggressive energy and environment goals under its Sustainability 2.0 corporate initiative and the Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge.
Enterprise-Wide Energy Hunt Program Implementation Model
Partner: Johnson Controls, Inc.
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology company that established an “Energy Hunt” program with the objective of empowering local sites to have the necessary knowledge, procedures, and tools to identify and implement energy savings projects on a continuous improvement basis.
Expedited Financing Through State and Local Partnerships Implementation Model
Partner: Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA)
Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA) combined major energy efficiency improvements with mandated odor control improvements to meet community commitments at their Mason Farm Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP).
Ford Go Green Dealership Program Implementation Model
Partner: Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company launched a national Go Green Sustainability Program that has helped identify 27% savings opportunities in participating Ford dealerships.
Giving Energy Projects a Boost with New Investment Guidelines Implementation Model
Partner: Volvo Group North America
Volvo established a new guideline that allows managers to factor in the risk of increasing energy prices when making energy efficiency PPE investment decisions.
Global Water Conservation Guidance Document Implementation Model
Partner: United Technologies Corporation
Water use has long been an important part of UTC’s sustainability goals. UTC provided its employees the tools and resources that resulted in a 33% absolute reduction in global water use.
Innovative Third-Party Funding Arrangement to Finance Waste-to-Energy Project Implementation Model
Partner: Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority
In 2008, Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority (VVWRA) began planning plant upgrades to comply with new nitrogen permit limitations and an expected capacity increase. VVWRA also evaluated incorporating a waste-to-energy project to reduce future energy costs and eliminate natural gas purchases with the ultimate goal of becoming energy neutral.
Electrolux developed and implemented its own energy management certification program, called Green Spirit certification, starting in 2011. Each Electrolux site is evaluated annually on criteria such as energy performance, energy management, and implemented actions.
Linking Energy Efficiency To Performance-Based Compensation Implementation Model
Alcoa has established energy efficiency as one of the metrics influencing variable compensation of the company’s business leaders.
Operations Management Leadership Program Implementation Model
Partner: General Electric
GE incorporates energy efficiency into its management training program to accelerate the development of entry-level talent.
Plant Energy Awards For Internal Recognition Implementation Model
3M's awards program increases employee engagement and sparks energy efficiency innovation.
Plant Energy Program Assessments Implementation Model
Darigold established a corporate program to assess plant energy program assessments with specific requirements for all plants and a scoring system that incentivizes plants to meet these requirements.
Submetering Initiative and Energy Dashboards Implementation Model
Legrand implemented a network of submeters, energy dashboards, and energy management tools to magnify energy consumption and catalyze energy efficiency opportunities.
Supplier Efficiency Program Implementation Model
Partner: Johnson Controls, Inc.
JCI helps small- and medium-sized suppliers improve the energy efficiency of their plants through tools, training and on-site technical assistance.
Supply Chain-Treasure Hunt Program Implementation Model
Partner: Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America
Toyota strives to place sustainability as a priority in all stages of vehicle production, which includes their supply chain. As part of their sustainability initiative, Toyota established an aggressive water and energy efficiency supply chain program.
Taking A Longer-Term View On Energy Project Financing Implementation Model
HARBEC captures economic and environmental benefits by adopting a new finance method that evaluates potential projects over the entire course of their expected lives.
Uniform Methodology To Measure Energy Efficiency Improvement Implementation Model
Partner: Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric uses an energy model to normalize baseline energy use and track energy savings resulting from improvement projects.